Judge Dredd Takes On Mega-City Two in New IDW Series
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This January, Judge Dredd heads to the West Coast in IDW’s new miniseries Mega-City Two: City of Courts. IDW’s partnership with Rebellion/ 2000 AD has brought us Dredd’s origin story in Year One, as well as the ongoing title “Into The Cursed Earth”. After entering a partnership with Rebellion/2000 AD, IDW has explored Dredd’s past in Year One, and taken him “Into the Cursed Earth” in the ongoing title. Now a new creative team will take Dredd into unfamiliar territory with the new Mega-City Two series.
Eisner Award-winning journalist and Dredd fan Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) will be writing the series, and art will be handled by Ulises Farinas (TRANSFORMERS: Heart of Darkness, Catalyst Comix) and colorist Ryan Hill. Mega-City Two will feature homage variant covers that pay tribute to iconic films, with art by Joe Corroney, NAR!, E.J. Su, and more.
In the year 2094, a secret mission takes Dredd and his Lawcruiser to Mega-City Two, the West Coast megalopolis that sprawls around what used to be Los Angeles. He’ll soon learn that the rules, and laws, are quite different from what he’s used to on the East Coast.
“Ulises, Ryan and I are going to show you a vision of Dredd’s world that you’ve never seen before,” Wolk says. “We’re yanking the East Coast’s toughest lawman out of his element, and plunging him into the bizarre, sunlit depths of post-apocalyptic California. There’ll be studio stars and cycle cultists, cartoon predators and beachfront terrors—plus, of course, ultraviolence, musical numbers and the occasional thrill-powered salute to Joan Didion.”
“Mega-City Two remains a criminally underexplored facet of Dredd’s world,” said 2000A.D./Rebellion Editor-in-chief, Matt Smith, “and Doug and Ulises are having a ball crafting an environment, not only geographically, but ideologically the opposite of MC-1. Dredd is the proverbial fish out of water, and a lot of the fun comes from seeing that East Coast mentality clash with the laid-back attitudes of MC-2. Dredd fans shouldn’t miss this really quite unique mini-series.”